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The choice of Jan Verheyen: Viceroy’s House

A new week, a new filmtip of Jan Verheyen: this time choose Jan for ‘Viceroy’s House’, a historic kostuumdrama as only the British can.

Meaning in a film, but have no idea what you want to see? Jan Verheyen enjoys a helping hand. Each week he gives here a filmtip! This week: Viceroy’s House!

Viceroy’s House is a very entertaining and provided kostuumdrama the turbulent run-up to the independence of the British crown colony India.

The film begins in 1947, when the last Viceroy , or governor-general of British India, Lord Louis Mountbatten, arrives in his huge new house out of the title. His task: British-Indies without too much bloodshed for independence lead. How difficult that will be evident from the unrest among its staff, where the tensions between muslims, hindus and sikhs continues to rise.

 

Director: Gurinder Chadha

Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal, and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey)

 

‘Viceroy’s House’ until may 15, 2018 to rent in the On-demand catalogue of Proximus TV.

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